MARIE TAKLANTI CREATES A WORLD OUT OF TIME

"My approach expresses man's quest for individualism and his incessant need to group together, always around myths, beliefs and territories, the hippie movement of the 70s, ecology or alternative today."

By Balthazar Malevolent

MARIE TAKLANTI CREATES A WORLD OUT OF TIME

Under the peaceful foliage of the Chevreuse valley in Ile de France, Marie Taklanti creates a world out of time. An original work, which refers to movement, calligraphy and baroque.

Man is the essential figure of her artistic expression. In her work, "bodies make bodies". Caught between the attention of the group and the need to extract themselves from it, they are in search of themselves. Bodies come out of gravity, as free escapes, but in interdependence with other individuals and in connection with society. Individuals who cannot cope with the instability of the world. The representation of individuals fades away in favour of the expression of a movement that they do not master. The compositions are stripped of context and deliberately timeless, but the ambiguity of the titles brings a notion of geological or climatic phenomenon.

"My approach expresses man's quest for individualism and his incessant need to group together, always around myths, beliefs and territories, the hippie movement of the 70s, ecology or alternative today."

In the series of drawings, the quickest, most fluid gesture possible seeks to form a single whole. An uninterrupted line describes innumerable arabesques as a mysterious thread that connects beings by a secret attachment. The Japanese brush ink on Thai paper betrays a fascination for the calligraphy of the drawing, done freehand: "The medium is as important to me as the thing depicted. It is both what has been seen and the writing itself." The line of movement in the wash is only there to accentuate the rhythm. It contributes to the overall mood, to the baroque tone, more tormented than flamboyant, marked by both intensity and sobriety.

Marie Taklanti has exhibited in many salons and galleries in France.

Marie Taklanti

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